AP/HREQ4780 6.0 B: Gender, Religion and Human Rights

Offered by: HREQ


Fall 2021






Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

This seminar course examines how religion plays a substantial role in women's lives across different cultures. The course also studies the contributions of politics, economy/class, society and culture in shaping peoples' religious beliefs and practices. The first part of the course explores women's status and rights in select religious texts as well as theories and methods in studying women and gender. The second part critically studies women's rights in different religions' and cultures' family law, civil and criminal law and their compatibility with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Course credit exclusion: AP/HREQ 3891 3.00 Prerequisites: 78 credits, or permission of the Undergraduate Program Director.

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